On Sunday, after three days of straight Christmas festivities and another wonderful Sunday at Grace Church, Chris decided it was time to take a few days off as a family. There was no convincing me :) We decided to make a drive to Show Low where the forecast was snow, snow & more snow! The kids were so excited they could hardly stand it. We couldn't even make it to our condo before pulling over and letting them try out their new sleds! I took a few quick pictures, but honestly it's been snowing so much since we've been here I haven't had the chance to take the camera out all that much. It's supposed to be sunny tomorrow, so I'm hopeful to get a few before we head back home to ring in the new year with our dear friends!
Trevor & Rylee have never seen snow before! They were so cute playing, falling & of course sledding.
At first the kids had to go down with one of us. We are new to this whole sledding thing. But leave it to Trevor to hike a sled up a hill, get on, and slide down by himself. We were working on our snowman and I looked up to see my son sliding down the hill alone! He did great and proved himself worthy to go down again and again. Which he did. Of all the kids I think Trevor could live in the snow. It was FREEZING this afternoon. Snowing hard. Wind was brutal. Taylor hiding in my coat it's so cold and there's Trevor totally unfazed by the precarious conditions! Eventually I took Rylee & Taylor to the car and the boys finished up.
Chris took the camera so I could be in a shot but I accidentally left it in manual and it resulted in a severely underexposed shot :) Nothing a little creativity can't fix!
Our snowman George, mostly built by Taylor!
This was such a sweet way to end 2009. What a year it has been too. Honestly not one I'd want to re-live. I am thankful to be on this side of 2009 and recount all the ways the Lord has proved himself faithful!
Happy New Year!